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Saturday 26 July 2014

Fernanda Lima proved to be a popular host yet again at the Ballon D’or ceremony

Published 13/01/2014|19:39

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Bayern Munich's German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (L) poses with his award next to Brazilian presenter Fernanda Lima during the naming of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI at the FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (L) poses with his award next to Brazilian presenter Fernanda Lima during the naming of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI at the FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Dutch football player Ruud Gullit and Brazilian model Fernanda Lima present the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Dutch football player Ruud Gullit and Brazilian model Fernanda Lima present the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the audience next to presenter Fernanda Lima during the draw for the 2014 World Cup at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Sao Joao da Mata, Bahia state, December 6, 2013. The 2014 World Cup finals will be held in Brazil from June 12 through July 13.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WCUP)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the audience next to presenter Fernanda Lima during the draw for the 2014 World Cup at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Sao Joao da Mata, Brazil

The presenter stole the show at last year’s World Cup draw and was one of the star attractions at tonight’s Ballon d’Or event in Zurich.

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The 36 year-old model, actress and television host has been catapulted in front of a global audience through her recent hosting of football gala events and has again sent social media into a frenzy.

The Brazilian woman was a huge hit for the World Cup draw and Fifa had no hesitation in employing Lima for a second time in a number of months, though her dress choice was a little more conservative than the headline-making outfit she wore last time out.

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